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The Best Fred

Asus X570-P & TUF Gaming X570-Plus

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been researching parts for a brand new PC for the last 2 weeks. It's going to be my gaming and streaming machine. Everything is picked out, well until a few people brought up a concern that I already had, my motherboard. (MB)

I had selected the PRIME X570-P. Being Asus's cheapest x570 MB, I was concerned with it's build quality. You get what you pay for, ya know?


I ended up posting my build in the hardware section of the Steam forums; where I voiced my MB concerns. Someone agreed and suggested the TUF Gaming X570-Plus, stating it had overall better build quality, better VRM shielding, and a better power phase, a 12+2. Another user stated that the X570-P was better, stating that its VRM is the same as the Maximus XI Hero. with an 8+4 power phase. This is essentially where my head exploded.🤯

After a mind numbing amount of research, I can't figure out which of these boards is better. I'm watching videos, reading articles, and I am at a loss. With only a $15 USD price difference between the two, is the TUF just a better board, or are they each suited for a specific task? Is 12+2 better than 8+4? Even on that big MB list on this site they are in the same category. I cant find and direct comparisons. Why buy one MB over the other?


This is the final piece of this puzzle so I'm probably over thinking this, but I wanted some fresh minds on this question as the other forum seems split.

Thank you for any input.

Prime X570-P
TUF Gaming X570-Plus

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@The Best Fred both are fine.  The TUF is slightly better, but unless you're rendering constantly or using a 16c part there's not much in it between them.





It's really just a question of what features you want.

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TUF is indeed better, and should be your choice due to the price difference.


There is no build quality difference, they are both 3 year warranty boards. There is a lot of features cut off on the X570-P, as you can see by looking at the rear I/O


12+2 is stronger than 8+4 in power delivery, but unless you run a 3950X in them you shouldnt see any measurable difference by any means. Btw they are both actually 4+2, just different number of components in each phase.


19 minutes ago, The Best Fred said:

stating that its VRM is the same as the Maximus XI Hero.

That's why the Maximus XI Hero is garbage :P

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This helps tip the scales a little. Thank you so much.


Along the lines that the TUF is slightly better, is there any thing that the x570-P can do that the TUF can't? Or is the TUF just...better?

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